Commander's Action Line

Q:I’m a base employee with a concern about POV traffic inflow around 6 a.m. weekdays. It seems there are certain days when traffic inflow is backed up over the bridge and there’s only one inflow gate open. We spent so much to improve the gate but it doesn’t seem like we’re using it like we […]

Q&A: Base commander honored by nomination

Col. John Posner, commander at Cannon Air Force Base was recently nominated for a promotion to brigadier general. Q. How long have you been at Cannon? A. 18 months Q. Could you describe your daily duties? A. There are just under 4,000 people here at Cannon. Most daily duties are handled by the individual units. […]

Cannon awarded $100K for installation excellence

Airman Thomas Trower Cannon has decided how to spend its recently awarded Air Combat Command Installation Excellence Award prize money to improve the quality-of-life (QOL) for Cannon Airmen. “Every squadron was asked to submit suggestions on how the money was to be spent,” said Mr. James Laquerre, 27th Services Squadron Deputy Commander. “Each group consolidated […]

Former Cannon commander promoted

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Former Cannon Air Force Base commander Robert “Rowdy” Yates was promoted to the rank of brigadier general Wednesday at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. (File photo) CNJ staff Former Cannon Air Force Base commander Robert “Rowdy” Yates was promoted to the rank of brigadier general Wednesday at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. According […]

American Veterans commander visits Clovis

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American Veterans National Commander, William Boettcher, left, talks with New Mexico State Commander Mike “Doc” Tharpe before a meeting Tuesday at Post 14 in Clovis. Boettcher is the first AMVETS National Commander to visit. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A celebratory mood permeated the American Veterans Post 14 on Wednesday […]

Slaughter, Jack

Jack Slaughter Services: Have been held. Jack Wade Slaughter, 74, of Clovis, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 26, 1930, in Clovis, the Rev. M.E. and Cordia Nancy Davidson Slaughter. He married Jean Jaquess on May 27, 1947, in Clovis. He was a member of VFW Post 3015 […]

Yates turns over command to Posner

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Lt. Gen. Randall M. “Mark” Schmidt, left, commander of the 12th Air Force, gives command of the 27th Fighter Wing to Col. John D. Posner, center, during Friday’s change of command ceremony. Col. Robert Yates is at right. By Darrell Todd Maurina Leaving offers bittersweet moment for the man in charge. CANNON AIR FORCE BASE […]

Q&A 4/4 – Col. John D. Posner

By Darrell Todd Maurina Col. John D. Posner took over as commander at Cannon Air Force Base on Friday, and hopes to maintain the success outgoing base commander Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates helped establish. Last week CNJ Staff Writer Darrell Todd Maurina spoke with Posner for about 20 minutes on his future goals for Cannon […]

New boss to take command today

By Darrell Todd Maurina Cannon Air Force Base personnel will mark a transition between commanders with a change of command ceremony at 3 p.m. today. The incoming commander, Col. John Posner, was most recently stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. The next assignment for the outgoing commander, Col. Robert Yates, will be to […]

Cannon wing commander leaving for Virginia

By Darrell Todd Maurina Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates, commander of the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, has announced he will soon be leaving for Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Langley is the headquarters of Air Combat Command, the major command of the United States Air Force that includes the 27th Fighter […]

Heroes remembered — Commander: ‘Let us not forget’

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Members of the Cannon Air Force Base HOnoer Guard stand at attention during a memorial ceremony Thursday at the base. CNJ staff photo Eric Kluth Darrell Todd Maurina Standing before an audience of uniformed airmen, officers, and members of veterans organizations, Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Robert Yates said Thursday morning that Americans around […]

CAFB commander grateful for support

By Robert “Rowdy” Yates On behalf of nearly 7,000 Cannon Air Force Base residents, I wanted to thank our local communities for their gracious treatment of your Lethal Warfighters. Specifically, I want to say thank-you to Clovis, Portales, Farwell, and Muleshoe for taking the time, bearing the expense, and for holding your loyal Air Force […]